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First Catchy School, Budapest, Hungary

Computational methods for cluster-based (CO2 conversion) catalysts


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April 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am April 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CEST

The first Catchy School will be held at Budapest University and at Furukawa Electric Institute of Technology Ltd. (FETI) in Budapest
S&T training (Days 1 & 2)

Introduction to computational chemistry and its applications to cluster-based CO2 conversion catalysis will be held at BME. A Poster session is scheduled at the end of Day 2.

Practical and Skills training (Day 3)

The practical training, techno-economical aspects of CO2 capture and utilization (CCU), intellectual property training will be hold in FETI.

A limited number of free spots are available for master/PhD students.
No registration fee applies but registration is mandatory.
Please register below before April 5th. Accepted students will be notified by e-mail


April 19
(Day 1)
Budapest University, CH Building, Room201Google Map
09:00 – 09:45Arrival/Registration
10:00 – 10:45 Introduction to Computational Chemistry Tibor Höltzl
University of Budapest,
Furukawa EIT, Ltd
Coffee / Tea Break
11:15 – 13:00 Theoretical characterization of transition metal-CO2 complexes Tamás Kégl
University of Pécs
14:00 – 15:15 Are Experiments Superior over Models? László Nyulászi
University of Budapest
15:15 – 15:45 Multiphase kinetic modelling of heterogenous catalytic reactions in fixed bed, flow-through reactor systems Tibor Nagy
Research Center of Natural Sciences, Budapest
Coffee / Tea Break
16:15 – 17:15 Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Veronika Paksi
TK SZI, Institute for Sociology, Budapest
17:30 – 18:00 Innovation management in practice: Mcule.com ltd, a successful example Attila Wootsch
Innovation Manager, Mcule.com ltd
18:00 – 19:00 Social Program
April 20
(Day 2)
Budapest University, CH Building, Room201
09:00 – 10:45 Introduction to Computational Chemistry II Tibor Höltzl
University of Budapest,
Furukawa EIT, Ltd
Coffee / Tea Break
11:15 – 13:00 Introduction to Machine Learning Interatomic Potentials Dávid P. Kovács
University of Cambridge, UK
14:00 – 15:55 Theoretical modelling of CO2 (electro)reduction catalysis Alessandro Fortunelli
National Research Council, Pisa, IT

Coffee / Tea Break
16:25 – 17:25 Atomistic Simulations of the Thermocatalytic Conversion of CO2 Aleix Comas-Vives
TU Wien, AT
AU Barcelona, ES
17:30 – 18:00 The Semilab Story – From Lab to Fab Orsolya Kéri
18:00 – 19:00 Poster session (Coffee / Drinks)
April 21
(Day 3)
Furukawa Electric Institute of Technology Ltd – FETI Google Map
09:00 – 09:15FETI introduction
09:15 – 09:45Industrial research and development Antal Kováts
10:00 – 10:45 Practical session:Learn from practice
Coffee / Tea Break
11:15 – 13:00 Practical session:Learn from practice
14:00 – 15:45 CO2 Capture and Utilization (CCU) Matters:
Positioning in the Sustainable Transition Landscape
Metin Bulut
Coffee / Tea Break
16:15 – 18:00 Introduction to intellectual property Edward Charbonneau
End of First Catchy School
19:00- 22:00 Dinner Vén Hajó restaurant boat on the Danube Google Map

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